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Aerial herbicide application for brush control information fact sheet

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Description

An important economic consideration in the management of Alberta's tame pastures is controlling the amount of woody plants such as trees and shrubs (also called brush encroachment). In low cover amounts, woody plants on tame pastures can provide complimentary livestock forage, provide shade, act as a snow trap, and provide benefits to wildlife. However, in higher amounts (increased density, diameter, height and cover), woody plants often become competitive and reduce the forage productivity of the tame pasture. In turn, this result can reduce grazing benefits and increase pasture management costs. In situations where woody regrowth is competitive with grazing interests, a number of management control options are available, such as biological (e.g., federally registered brush control herbicides).

Updated

July 1, 2003

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Herbicides Land use Public lands

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

About public lands

Extent

3 pages

Frequency

Irregular

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Subject (LCSH)

Herbicides--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Public lands--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Herbicides--Control

Subject (LCSH)

Brush--Control

Resource Dates

Date Created

2003-07-01

Date Added

2015-05-13T14:57:59.672311

Date Modified

2003-07-01

Date Issued

2003-07-01

Date Archived

2018-05-09

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

3054526

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